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Papandreou reverses position:no referendum, confidence vote takes place this evening

Premier George Papandreou after coming under heavy pressure from European leaders and the perhaps temporary desertion of several of his Parliamentary colleagues  reversed his position on holding a referendum. In exchange, he may have persuaded some of the opposition party … Continue reading

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Greek Government seeks referendum approval of latest measures:panic among some lenders at prospect of democracy

Prime Minister Papandreou has apparently shocked some European leaders by announcing that he and his cabinet have decided to submit the latest bail-out and austerity package to a democratic referendum. In the crucible of democracy this seems wholly appropriate since … Continue reading

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